Express carries an op-ed by analyst Shkëlzen Maliqi, who says UNMIK was not at all bothered by Kosumi’s confusing explanations about his return trip from Turkey.
I would say, says Maliqi, that the main reason for not bothering is the crises the UNMIK administration has found itself in.
The international administrators have simply fallen into depression before the end of their mission, because UNMIK is soon expected to be replaced by another international mission. This, according to Maliqi, could happen around the end of 2005. Jessen-Petersen, too, whose one-year contract has expired, seems to have agreed to extend his contract until the end of the year until the defining of the new mission and the leaders of the negotiation leaders takes place.
The editorial states that Jessen-Petersen has recently shown a lack of initiatives and engagement. Perhaps he is waiting for consultation he will get on 20 September in New York on how and how fast to proceed with the agenda of the final status solution. Until then, Maliqi says, Kosumi’s Government will benefit from this situation of waiting, and relative indecisiveness, ignoring criticism from the Opposition and the media.
But, this small vacuum in the politics of the decision-making centers towards Kosovo, does not represent a sufficient protection for the current Government.
The formula would be found in the support of the PDK for the current LDK-AAK coalition provided LDK agreed that PDK chairs the negotiations. This is the formula for real compromise and it would ease tensions and create more room for commitment by the political entities and experts to contribute in projects of general interest and not to act under the umbrella of political parties, concludes Maliqi.